Modern solar-powered Ontario home is insulated with straw bales
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A pair of health-conscious doctors enlisted the help of architect Nicolas Koff to create their dream home in Ontario. The K-House uses an unconventionally green method of energy efficiency though the use of prefabricated walls made from straw bales. The insulation allows heat from several fireplaces to warm the home without escaping and has a remarkably modern look and feel. If your first thought is about the risk of combining fire and straw in a home, have no fear: the material is said to...